Following a terror attack threat on the Kenyan Parliament building, on Tuesday, the National Assembly of the country through the speaker have announced new security measures at parliament to be observed by the legislators.
The measures were announced after a staff in parliament was arrested on suspicions of having links with the Somali Islamists. He was arrested on April, 26th and was arraigned in court and is expected to be charged with recruiting for the militia and conducting surveillance at the parliament buildings with intent to execute an attack.
Kenya’s National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi announced that the Members of Parliament (MPs) will not be allowed to bring visitors to the premises aboard their vehicles.
The MPs will only be allowed to have with them a driver and the officially assigned bodyguard aboard their car. The MPs will only be allowed to visitors in the building at time to be able to regulate the number of people in the premises at one given time.
Other measures are that visitors will need an invitation card to access the parliament buildings. These are just some of the measures that the parliament is putting in place to ensure the safety of the Kenyan legislators.
These security measures at parliament were preceded by the arrest of Ali Abdulmajid Ahmed who was an employee at the parliament for over 10 years but has been closely linked to the Al-Shabaab according to UN report. Abdulmajid was arrested by the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) and was in their custody as investigations are underway.